"Owned a 2004 maxima for approx 3 years. Heat stopped working twice and I had to get it fixed, it wouldnt start once so I had to have it towed to the dealership and the tranny feels like it slips sometimes. It also has a horrible turning ratio. On the other hand, it has great styling and it is incredibly fast for a family sedan."
"I've owned my '04 Maxima for nearly 4 years, and on the whole I've been very pleased with it. Still very stylish, very quick, lots of room for a tall guy like me, great sound system.
Complaints: reliability has been spotty. Nothing major, but several things I've had to get fixed under warranty. If I didn't buy the extended warranty, I'd have been on the hook and not happy. Also, with so much pickup and being a front-wheel drive, there's a lot of torque in the steering wheel. Better hold on with two hands.
Otherwise, it's been the favorite vehicle I've ever owned."